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The 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony Was Record-Breaking!

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Even though some folks weren't too pleased that NBC decided to withhold the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony in London so they could air it for US primetime Friday night, it certainly paid off…and broke some RECORDS in the process!

That's right, 40.7 MILLION VIEWERS tuned in to watch the Danny Boyle-directed spectacle, marking it the MOST-WATCHED Summer Games opening EVER, and also the MOST-WATCHED NON-U.S. Olympics opener ever!

In fact, the only ceremony it falls behind was that of the 2002 Salt Like City Winter games!

Not too shabby!

And with the AH-MAZINGness that was the James Bond/Queen Elizabeth sketch, we honestly can't say we're too surprised!

If you haven't yet seen this, watch (above)!

And check out the full list of average Olympic viewers on record…AFTER THE JUMP!

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Kate Middleton's Beautiful On A Budget At Bacon's College

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How refreshing!

Kate Middleton looked as if she stepped right out of haircare ad upon her arrival to Bacon's College on Thursday to launch the Coach Core Program with Prince William and Prince Harry.

The divine Duchess of Cambridge and her luscious glossy locks

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Shawn Johnson Retires From Gymnastics Four Days Before U.S. Championship!

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Such an unbelievable shame.

After winning four medals with the U.S. team during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Shawn Johnson has sadly been forced to announce her retirement only four days before four days before the start of the U.S. gymnastics championships, due to complications from a 2010 ski accident that left her ACL, MCL, meniscus and hamstring ravaged!

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The Who's Dead Drummer Invited To The Olympics

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Roger Daltrey, lead singer of The Who, was recently on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

After a bit of a funny back and forth Jimmy asked if a story he heard was true.

He said that he heard that Keith Moon, the drummer of The Who, who's been dead for 32 years, was specifically invited to the 2012 Olympics.

Say whaaaat??

It turns out that that's actually

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CoverGirl Goes For The Gold With Two New Olympic Faces!

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CoverGirl just got a little bit sportier!

The cosmetics company is celebrating the 2012 London Olympics by tapping boxer Marlen Esparza and beach volleyball player Jennifer Kessy to promote two new limited edition products: LashBlast Volume Mascara and Outlast All-Day Lipcolor.

Kessy is BEYOND excited and says that being picked to represent the brand is a dream come true:

"[When asked to be a CoverGirl, I] thought I was being punked. I remembered all the times I stared at the ads in the magazines, and remembered that CoverGirl always writes the names of the models in their ads. I couldn’t believe my name was going to be next to my picture in a magazine. Best feeling ever!”

Wow, talented and humble!

Esparza added:

“I feel that I embody the image of CoverGirl and that anyone can be beautiful, and is deserving of beauty no matter what your personal situation is"

Congrats ladies!!! We can't wait to see your full campaign when it rolls out this May!

[Images courtesy of CoverGirl.]

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Stella McCartney Debuts Official Team GB Olympic Uniforms

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Stella McCartney had the honor of unveiling the Team GB uniforms for the 2012 London Olympics on Thursday.

For the collaboration with Adidas, Stella was inspired by the iconic image of the Union Jack flag.

She explained:

"I know I'm biased, but it really is one of the most iconic flags. I was also aware of the fact that it's something that might be overused in the build-up to the Olympics, in taxis, on cushions and mugs, so I wanted to do something different with it - but that was still respectful of its beauty. Actually, the colours of the Union Jack are similar to a lot of other flags and the athletes really wanted to feel identifiable as Team GB, so I just used different colours to say the same thing."

Two years in the making, the long awaited collection features sequined variations, covered leotards, and printed versions for T-shirts and jackets.

Nicely done.

Check out some more pictures of the designs (below) and tell us what U think!

[Image via Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/AP Images.]

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David Beckham Dresses Down A Few Eras To Discuss His Future

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We didn't think it was possible for David Beckham to get any hotter in our book, but then we saw him rockin' this 60's chic look!

The Los Angeles Galaxy player posed with an old school pompadour for the Wall Street Journal Magazine to which he explains his latest fashion venture, his future in soccer, and the London riots.

Inspired by his wife's success in the fashion world, Beckham has branched out on his own and is working with H&M on an upcoming line of formfitting "body wear."

Much like his deal with Adidas, he's not just giving the clothing company the rights to use his name in advertisements — he's directly involved every step of the way. He explained to WSJ:

"I'm totally involved in everything that goes out there in stores,. I don't just sign with a company and give my name to do whatever they want. Everything that goes out there is something I would wear."

As for his athletic future, expect to see him playing soccer for a little while longer.

Despite growing a few more gray hairs on his head since his fourth child, Harper, was born, the 37-years-old is eager to join his English countrymen on the field during the 2012 summer Olympics, saying:

"I don't just want to be a coach or manager. I want to play."

The former Manchester United player wasn't thrilled to see the English youth rioting in the streets of London earlier this year either, as he groaned:

"We've got the Olympics next year and these pictures are being seen all around the world. It makes me feel physically sick."

The problem may be that kids today aren't respecting authority like other generations, as David elaborated:

"I think it's disgusting what's going on. The problem is, there is a minority of youth today in England who are not scared of authority. If they steal something, they are not worried about the consequences. When I was a kid growing up I respected elders, I respected the law. If I was on a bus and an elderly lady got on, I would stand up and let her sit down. That doesn't happen these days."

We wouldn't expect anything less from this English gent and perhaps he is living proof that chivalry is NOT dead!

[Image via Paul Wetherell/WSJ.]

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